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5 dating terms to update your love vocab

Caspering has evolved, flirting is not the same…. Here are five more dating terms you should know!

brunch Updated: Apr 20, 2019 22:12 IST
Samreen Tungekar
Samreen Tungekar
Hindustan Times
Taking its name from the Sandra Bullock film, bird boxing is when someone you’re dating treats you terribly.  Here’s taking a look at such new dating lingo...
Taking its name from the Sandra Bullock film, bird boxing is when someone you’re dating treats you terribly. Here’s taking a look at such new dating lingo...
         

Instagrandstand
To get social media attention

Instagrandstanding
Instagrandstanding

Instagrandstanding is when you perfectly curate your Instagram account to get a certain someone’s attention. Be it putting up stories, showing off your style or how many friends you have, all your Instagram posts are for this person to see, just to get their attention to what you’re doing.

Stash
To be a guilty secret

Stashing
Stashing

Stashing away in simple terms means dating someone, but not telling anyone about them.
If even after dating for a while if none of their friends or family know you exist or that they keep you hidden away from their inner circle, then unfortunately, you’ve been stashed.

To haunt
A variation of ghosting

Haunting
Haunting

Ghosting is disappearance without any notice or closure whatsoever, caspering would mean ghosting but nicely, and haunting is when they aren’t in your life anymore, but linger on with their digital presence on your social media. Delete delete!

To cake
The act of flirting with cake on it (not literally)

Caking is when you’re extra sweet to someone you’re really interested in. You’re always texting them sweet nothings, and the attention is undivided.

Caking
Caking

Bird box
To be blind in ‘love’

Taking its name from the Sandra Bullock film, bird boxing is when someone you’re dating treats you terribly, or is just not good for you, but you’re so consumed by your feelings for them that you continue to date them anyway. Who hasn’t been there?

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From HT Brunch, April 21, 2019

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First Published: Apr 20, 2019 22:12 IST

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